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Old December 16th, 2012, 10:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Difference between Factory Data Reset and Wipe Data?

I have an Asus Transformer that I want to wipe/reformat/reset to start over from scratch.

I see the option under Settings where I can do the Factory Data Reset.
I also know I can do the VOl-DOwn + Power and do the Wipe Data from the boot menu.

Can someone help me understand what the difference is between those two options and what they each do?

I want to reset this thing back to how it was when I took it out of the box. No apps, No data, No anything other than what it came with.

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Old December 16th, 2012, 04:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Factory data reset from settings will allow you option to get rid of everything.

A recovery type wipe probably will not. On my device (Infuse), a CWM Data Wipe removes data associated with programs, but leaves user data intact.
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